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Scanning electron micrograph of the first sequenced archea Methanococcus jannaschii.June 2012Science Highlights

Microbes Working Together to Produce Methane

Understanding how two microbes work together to produce the greenhouse gas methane. Read More »

Lintner, B. R., M. Biasutti, N. S. Diffenbaugh, J.-E. Lee, M. J. Niznik, and K. L. Findell (2012)June 2012Science Highlights

Increase in Very Wet and Very Dry Months in the Tropics Linked to Global Warming

Impacts of anthropogenic warming on tropical land region rainfall. Read More »

PhytoPET plant imaging system.June 2012Science Highlights

Radiation Imaging Detectors for Plant Photosynthesis Research

Imaging tools aid research in global climate change, plant genetics, biofuels, agriculture, and carbon sequestration. Read More »

Cellulolytic assays of ActinobacteriaJune 2012Science Highlights

Encyclopedic Search for New Cellulases

A microbe not known for cellulose degradation has 15 cellulases that may improve biofuel production. Read More »

Amanita muscaria of the class AgaricomycetesJune 2012Science Highlights

A Fungal End to Coal in the Carboniferous Period?

Insights into the origin of ligninases can help develop processes to convert biomass into bioenergy. Read More »

Image of microbial pili networks projecting from, and synthesized by, the cell body of Geobacter.May 2012Science Highlights

Electricity Generation in Microbial Biofilms

Understanding how microbes use cytochromes to generate electricity in biofilms. Read More »

Polar stratospheric clouds over the NASA Radome, McMurdo Station, Antarctica.May 2012Science Highlights

Towards More Accurate Simulation of Aerosolos in Climate Models

Recent findings reveal that existing climate models overestimate scattering and absorption of sunlight by aerosols at altitudes between 6-10 kilometers. Read More »

Comparison of modeled atmospheric aerosol optical depth versus measured values from satellites.May 2012Science Highlights

Improving the Aerosol Component of Climate Models

Complex aerosol processes accurately captured in climate models with a new, minimal aerosol module. Read More »

Distribution of the wintertime differences in the westerly transient moisture fluxMay 2012Science Highlights

Models Project Greater Drought Resistance

Regional Climate Models predict greater drought resistance in southwest U.S. than General Circulation Models (GCMs). Read More »

The genome of the polar eukaryotic microalga Coccomyxa subellipsoidea reveals traits of cold adaptationMay 2012Science Highlights

Polar Microbes Make Fat to Keep Warm

A polar alga with lipid metabolism enzymes may prove useful harnessing algae for biodiesel production. Read More »

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